Cover of: Everything bad is good for you | Steven Johnson

Everything bad is good for you

how's today's popular culture is actually making us smarter

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Forget everything you've read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, intelligent, and convincing endorsement of today's mass entertainment, national bestselling author Steven Johnson argues that the pop culture we soak in every day-from The Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons-has been growing more and more sophisticated and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are making our minds measurably sharper. You will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234)

Classifications

Library of Congress
HM621 .J64 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 238 p. :
Number of pages
238

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17154387M
Internet Archive
everythingbadisg00john
ISBN 10
1573223077
LC Control Number
2005042769
Library Thing
5762
Goodreads
546039
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